Plants Make a Place

Offered by
Fresh Roots
Last updated on
Monday, February 3rd, 2020
Program Description

Learn about local traditional knowledge of plants and explore how they contribute to our sense of place, well being, and interconnectedness. Take some plants back with you, and get to know them throughout the seasons!

Big Ideas
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Practising respectful, ethical, inclusive behaviour prepares us for the expectations of the workplace.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Practising respectful, ethical, inclusive behaviour prepares us for the expectations of the workplace.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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    Fee Details
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    Single visits cost $185 for up to 25 students; $7 for each additional student. Cost includes native plants to be planted at school or home.

    Additional Notes

    Located at the Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam (map), our program space includes a native plant propagation greenhouse, medicine and food gardens, and a seven-acre forest with a forest classroom and a salmon stream. Field trips at Suwa’lkh focus on First People’s ways of knowing, helping students connect with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, in both cultivated and natural food lands. Students will even be able to take a piece of Suwa’lkh back with them in the form of native plants.

    Learn more and book your program at freshroots.ca/fieldtrips.